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StartTheMachine
09/13/21 7:58:47 PM
#351:


GuessMyUserName posted...
my brother's a phd student that's completely fallen down the rabbit hole over COVID and hates all media, going on about conspiracy theories collaborating with the government to control everyone, instead opting for youtube videos where people can say the real truth

(and yes he's also surrounded by anti-SJW, anti-feminism shit, and stories about reverse racism. he's in very deep.)
It's a weird thing to take comfort in, but it is refreshing to know how many other people are struggling with family members down these rabbit holes. Denying climate change is by far the most dangerous though.

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xp1337
09/13/21 8:40:58 PM
#352:


lmfao tester

https://twitter.com/marianne_levine/status/1437572613124022280

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LordoftheMorons
09/14/21 6:33:45 AM
#353:


https://twitter.com/farhip/status/1437597589684293640?s=21

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Lightning Strikes
09/14/21 9:44:16 AM
#354:


On the bright side, the left-leaning opposition just won a landslide in Norway, the left-wing social democrats look set to win in Germany, and there are signs of a left-wing revival across Europe fought mainly on climate issues. Unfortunately this will not reach America because it doesnt have any left options.

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Mr Lasastryke
09/14/21 12:07:32 PM
#355:


GuessMyUserName posted...
my brother's a phd student that's completely fallen down the rabbit hole over COVID and hates all media, going on about conspiracy theories collaborating with the government to control everyone, instead opting for youtube videos where people can say the real truth

(and yes he's also surrounded by anti-SJW, anti-feminism shit, and stories about reverse racism. he's in very deep.)

i remember when he used to post on board 8 for a brief period of time. none of this surprises me.

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GuessMyUserName
09/14/21 12:13:54 PM
#356:


yeahhhh I was so very glad he got bored of it here so fast because he was just always so argumentative and belittling like a literally joyrock clone, "kiddo :)" and all

whenever he visits I try to avoid having the topic list up so he doesn't see we have a Politics thread these days

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LordoftheMorons
09/14/21 3:30:46 PM
#357:


Lots of disturbing stuff here:

https://twitter.com/adamwren/status/1437818547816837130?s=21

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masterplum
09/14/21 3:44:12 PM
#358:


LordoftheMorons posted...
Lots of disturbing stuff here:

https://twitter.com/adamwren/status/1437818547816837130?s=21

I don't really find it disturbing. I always thought that people overestimated the amount of trouble Trump could get us in because you don't become a military general by happenstance and at the end of the day military generals hold the weapons.

Its also why military coups are the most common type of coup. You have to have control of the military to seize power. Trump, for better or for worse, was always obviously incompetent enough to the military where that wasn't a serious concern.

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Mr Lasastryke
09/14/21 4:09:03 PM
#359:


i think the disturbing part is that the president of the united states had the intention of going rogue, regardless of how realistic this actually happening was.

btw, this is yet another example of why "trump is so anti-war!" has always been bullshit.

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LordoftheMorons
09/14/21 4:38:35 PM
#360:


The thing that surprised me the most there was that Pence was actually considering going along with the autogolpe

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red sox 777
09/14/21 4:44:23 PM
#361:


LordoftheMorons posted...
The thing that surprised me the most there was that Pence was actually considering going along with the autogolpe

Doesn't sound like that. It sounds like he was looking for a way to wash his hands and pass the buck to someone else, in order to keep Trump happy while also remaining within the law.

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ChaosTonyV4
09/14/21 5:22:27 PM
#362:


LordoftheMorons posted...
The thing that surprised me the most there was that Pence was actually considering going along with the autogolpe

The fact that this surprises you surprised me.

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DoomTheGyarados
09/14/21 5:36:37 PM
#363:


AOC making me proud today completely causing meltdowns. That woman really does live rent free in the GOP's head.

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htaeD
09/14/21 6:54:45 PM
#364:


Lightning Strikes posted...
On the bright side, the left-leaning opposition just won a landslide in Norway, the left-wing social democrats look set to win in Germany, and there are signs of a left-wing revival across Europe fought mainly on climate issues. Unfortunately this will not reach America because it doesnt have any left options.


I wish my country felt the same way. But the right is too 'proud' to surrender anything to the left.
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UltimaterializerX
09/14/21 7:08:04 PM
#365:


DoomTheGyarados posted...
AOC making me proud today completely causing meltdowns. That woman really does live rent free in the GOP's head.
I mean what she did was just objectively stupid, so much so that you didnt even other mentioning it.

A ticket to the met gala costs 30 grand. A plate costs 275 grand. The dress costs about 3. Anyone worth that much money who preaches tax the rich is basically an idiot.

Its why I want her to be president. America deserves the dumbest people imaginable. Between her, Biden, and Trump Im getting exactly what I want.

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DoomTheGyarados
09/14/21 7:09:34 PM
#366:


The rich evade taxes to the tune of billions each year. Talking about things in the thousands is a joke tbh

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masterplum
09/14/21 7:12:31 PM
#367:


I also think attending the met gala at all is a bad look.

Like I scowled, and that was the last I thought of it before you brought it up again, but I think its the epitome of galvanizing your base at the expense of your general popularity, which is the exact Trump playbook.

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DoomTheGyarados
09/14/21 7:14:09 PM
#368:


masterplum posted...
I also think attending the met gala at all is a bad look.

Like I scowled, and that was the last I thought of it before you brought it up again, but I think its the epitome of galvanizing your base at the expense of your general popularity, which is the exact Trump playbook.

Please stop comparing people to fascists unless they are fascists. Let's not normalize anything Trump did.

Secondly given the insane coverage this has gotten AOC has done exactly what she wanted and that is get a lot of eyes on this. Works for me

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Suprak the Stud
09/14/21 7:14:21 PM
#369:


I think Russel Brand is quoted along the lines of saying when I was poor and fought against inequality they said I was jealous. Now that Im rich and fight inequality they call me a hypocrite. I think they just dont want to fix the problem.

AOC fighting to address inequality despite being substantially more wealthy than when she was a bartender isnt damning like you think it is.

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DoomTheGyarados
09/14/21 7:15:40 PM
#370:


Suprak the Stud posted...
I think Russel Brand is quoted along the lines of saying when I was poor and fought against inequality they said I was jealous. Now that Im rich and fight inequality they call me a hypocrite. I think they just dont want to fix the problem.

AOC fighting to address inequality despite being substantially more wealthy than when she was a bartender isnt damning like you think it is.

Yup

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masterplum
09/14/21 7:16:53 PM
#371:


DoomTheGyarados posted...
Please stop comparing people to fascists unless they are fascists. Let's not normalize anything Trump did.

Secondly given the insane coverage this has gotten AOC has done exactly what she wanted and that is get a lot of eyes on this. Works for me

I mean this absurd. You can say that people are following the same playbook without being the exact same person. I dont think AOC is trying to be a fascist, but I do think she is trying to get a core group of 20-25% of Americans to be rabid fans of hers to win the democrat primary.

That was a winning play in 2016 by he who shall not be named

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DoomTheGyarados
09/14/21 7:18:23 PM
#372:


masterplum posted...
I mean this absurd. You can say that people are following the same playbook without being the exact same person. I dont think AOC is trying to be a fascist, but I do think she is trying to get a core group of 20-25% of Americans to be rabid fans of hers to win the democrat primary.

That was a winning play in 2016 by he who shall not be named

Actually she's trying to Tax the rich. Read the dress

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masterplum
09/14/21 7:19:27 PM
#373:


DoomTheGyarados posted...
Actually she's trying to Tax the rich. Read the dress

. Right

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DoomTheGyarados
09/14/21 7:20:29 PM
#374:


I mean it is also in line with everything she does. Kind of simple

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JeffreyRaze
09/14/21 7:20:37 PM
#375:


Did she even have to pay for the ticket? Last I had heard she got a free invite, and she didn't even pay for the dress as she was lent it by the dressmaker for publicity.

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DoomTheGyarados
09/14/21 7:21:33 PM
#376:


Like aoc is probably staying in the house for awhile tbh. No real campaigning needed.

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xp1337
09/14/21 7:23:39 PM
#377:


masterplum posted...
but I do think she is trying to get a core group of 20-25% of Americans to be rabid fans of hers to win the democrat primary.
which primary? don't think she's in any danger of getting primaried out of her house seat lol

lmao if you think she's running for president any time soon or is this some long con of hers you believe she's running

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masterplum
09/14/21 7:25:56 PM
#378:


JeffreyRaze posted...
Did she even have to pay for the ticket? Last I had heard she got a free invite, and she didn't even pay for the dress as she was lent it by the dressmaker for publicity.

I just think its bad optics regardless. Like I didnt bring it up. It didnt bother me enough to think about it at all, but I dont think its a good look.

DoomTheGyarados posted...
Like aoc is probably staying in the house for awhile tbh. No real campaigning needed.

If she does in fact stay in the house Ill concede there is no hidden agenda, but plenty of politicians have gotten rich pandering to constituents regardless of who those constituents are. Obviously the republicans are more corrupt, but there has been plenty of corrupt democrats to go around too something like what, 4 of the last 5 Illinois governors are in jail?

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UltimaterializerX
09/14/21 7:26:12 PM
#379:


DoomTheGyarados posted...
The rich evade taxes to the tune of billions each year. Talking about things in the thousands is a joke tbh
Correct. But like I was just talking about with climate change, optics matter. You cant get rich on a socialist message and then start preaching socialism for thee, not for me junk.

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red sox 777
09/14/21 7:26:42 PM
#380:


I'll be okay with taxing the rich if we also tax the middle class more. The people who propose raising taxes should pay them.

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Leafeon13N
09/14/21 7:27:15 PM
#381:


Literally tax the fucking rich.
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DoomTheGyarados
09/14/21 7:29:11 PM
#382:


Yeah but it is pretty hard to be corrupt when you don't take money from shadowy corporations and stuff. It is why it is a mistake to paint the left and conservative flanks of the democratic party as the same.

Aoc literally just out here trying to fight for people and I think fox gets mad because it is working. Probably going to win the fight on infrastructure thanks to bernie's influence on Biden even. I am happy we have a few fighters in Washington and aoc is for sure one of them. She's not the best legislator but I think that comes with time

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DoomTheGyarados
09/14/21 7:29:42 PM
#383:


UltimaterializerX posted...
Correct. But like I was just talking about with climate change, optics matter. You cant get rich on a socialist message and then start preaching socialism for thee, not for me junk.

Aoc is for sure not rich.

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red sox 777
09/14/21 7:32:18 PM
#384:


FWIW I really don't care about politicians being personally corrupt unless it causes them to have bad policies. Like if Hillary takes millions from international banks to help them maintain their regulatory capture, that's really bad. But if AOC makes millions from starring in TV ads for some non-evil companies, I don't care. Don't care if DJT forces lots of federal employees to stay at his hotels either.

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Suprak the Stud
09/14/21 7:35:00 PM
#385:




UltimaterializerX posted...
Correct. But like I was just talking about with climate change, optics matter. You cant get rich on a socialist message and then start preaching socialism for thee, not for me junk.

Her platform was never socialism or you cant have money. Dont buy into Republican propaganda and fear tactics. She doesnt want things like the met gala or yachts to not exist. She just wants people like Bezos to pay what they should in taxes.

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ChaosTonyV4
09/14/21 7:36:03 PM
#386:


I dont think its something worth arguing about at all tbh.

Like it may have a point, we know its something she believes, but its still cringey.

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Corrik7
09/14/21 7:36:21 PM
#387:


I wanna see what these "biggest tax cuts ever for the middle class" look like

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TotallyNotMI
09/14/21 7:49:33 PM
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I didn't find it cringey, I loved it.

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Suprak the Stud
09/14/21 8:30:46 PM
#389:


https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/14/politics/woodward-costa-book-biden-afghanistan/index.html

Even if the rest of his presidency turns into an abject failure, I would point to this as one genuinely good thing that apparently no one else in his administration was on board with.

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ChaosTonyV4
09/14/21 8:31:37 PM
#390:


Suprak the Stud posted...
https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/14/politics/woodward-costa-book-biden-afghanistan/index.html

Even if the rest of his presidency turns into an abject failure, I would point to this as one genuinely good thing that apparently no one else in his administration was on board with.

100%. Irish Joe did good.


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Leafeon13N
09/14/21 11:25:09 PM
#393:


LordoftheMorons posted...
Also looking like literally a majority of the voters tallied so far left question 2 blank:

https://results.decisiondeskhq.com/

All the choices sucked, but jeeze... some of them sucked more than others!

(Hrm actually on second thought I guess its possible those are just being tallied slower? Not sure...)
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LordoftheMorons
09/14/21 11:25:14 PM
#394:


https://twitter.com/redistrict/status/1437977687201562631?s=21

Thank god

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LordoftheMorons
09/14/21 11:27:15 PM
#395:


Yeah I just noticed that Im an idiot and it actually says underneath how much of each has been counted (and theres a sizable gap), but it looks like there were still a lot of people leaving it blank (albeit not nearly half)

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Kenri
09/14/21 11:51:24 PM
#396:


Until literally the day I got my ballot and voted, I was under the impression that you could not vote for question 2 unless you voted "yes recall" on question 1, and even then I had to Google it to double-check.

Would not be surprised if other people thought similarly!

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HeroicCrono
09/15/21 12:07:21 AM
#397:


If a majority of voters left 2 blank, you have nothing to worry about. It means they voted no on 1.

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Jakyl25
09/15/21 12:37:05 AM
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Grand Kirby
09/15/21 12:43:55 AM
#399:


The Democrat's campaign specifically said "leave question 2 blank" so a lot of people probably just followed that message.

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masterplum
09/15/21 9:00:28 AM
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Peace___Frog
09/15/21 10:52:16 AM
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My big issue with that article is that the author presumes that the gop was fine before trump, and that these problems all came about because of him.

I disagree entirely with that premise. Trump is the natural result of where the gop has been heading for decades. Reagan was thrilled to let thousands of people die for politics. Sure, it's great that people are leaving the party, but it's silly for them to pretend that it's because the fundamentals of the party have changed all that much.

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masterplum
09/15/21 11:02:40 AM
#402:


Peace___Frog posted...
My big issue with that article is that the author presumes that the gop was fine before trump, and that these problems all came about because of him.

I disagree entirely with that premise. Trump is the natural result of where the gop has been heading for decades. Reagan was thrilled to let thousands of people die for politics. Sure, it's great that people are leaving the party, but it's silly for them to pretend that it's because the fundamentals of the party have changed all that much.

I think past republican presidents condemning Trump shows that isn't the case. Sure, the republican party had complete nuts before such as newt Gingrich and Nixon, but it was never a plank in the party

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